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Pointy Little Devil 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 115'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Bob Archbold and Vern Phinney 1989 ground up
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Submitted By: Jon Marek on Feb 5, 2010  with updates from Brok Dixon

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Way up on pointy little devil

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From the climbers check in, head left down the trail. After going about 40 feet, turn right and then scramble up some boulders. After going up the boulders for about 20 feet the route will be about 15 feet on your right.
Protection: 11 quickdraws plus an additional two for the anchors. A total of 13 draws total.

Begin by climbing up the north ramp to a bolt. Fun delicate climbing on the face and arete with well placed bolts. Excellent summit!


Scramble up the gully with the initial "sidewalk ledge". The Pointy Little Devil is the spire on the right side of the gully directly across from the cleft which brakes off to Abominable Snowman (down and right) or the Shakers (up and left).


12 bolts
chain anchor

Photos of Pointy Little Devil Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Scott working up towards the finish.
Scott working up towards the finish.
Rock Climbing Photo: Excellent route.  ce on PLD
Excellent route. ce on PLD
Rock Climbing Photo: Fuzzy cruizing up PLD
Fuzzy cruizing up PLD
Rock Climbing Photo: Satermo on PLD
Satermo on PLD
Rock Climbing Photo: Nopola on PLD
Nopola on PLD
Rock Climbing Photo: Pointy Little Devil
BETA PHOTO: Pointy Little Devil
Rock Climbing Photo: At the anchors. A 60m rope just makes it to the gr...
BETA PHOTO: At the anchors. A 60m rope just makes it to the gr...
Rock Climbing Photo: Midway up the route
Midway up the route

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By Joe M
From: Beckley, wv
May 1, 2011

Thats a pretty weak route description for such a great route
By Jon Marek
From: Sioux Falls, SD
Mar 6, 2012

Sorry about that...edited to be less sucky
By Rich F.
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jul 8, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This is a nice, long, route. It requires thoughtful moves at the 5.8 crux, but the bolts are well placed to protect the climbing. Nice pointy little summit, too.
By jesse punsal
Jul 15, 2017

A brand new 60m rope is about a foot short of touching the ground with rope stretch when rappelling. Maybe you can rap into the gully to climbers left and downclimb. Not top ropeable.

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